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11/27/2014 6:51:53 AM
Motorists who are on the road today making their Thanksgiving travels may encounter some tricky travel, starting late this afternoon. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a lake effect snow advisory for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and southern Erie counties, beginning at 4:00 this afternoon and ending at 5:00 AM Friday. Meteorologist John Rozbicki... [audio:johnrozbickilowpressureand...read more
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2014-11-27 08:08
A Jamestown man was hospitalized after he lost control of his vehicle in the Town of Clymer late Wednesday afternoon. According to county sheriff's officers, 50-year-old Jeffrey Thiem was traveling east on Raspas Hill Road just after 4:30 PM, when he was unable to maintain control due to icy road conditions. Deputies say Thiem went off the road and into a ditch, which caused his vehicle to overtur...read more
2014-11-27 08:06
A powerful nor'easter overnight left parts of the Northeast covered in nearly two feet of snow just as tens of millions of holiday drivers head out for Thanksgiving.  ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee reports... [audio:HolidayTravelSnowyRoads.MP3]Ginger Zee: snowy roads[/audio] The heaviest snows in New York State fell just north of New York City -- some portions of Orange County pick...read more
2014-11-27 07:06
The New York State Public Service Commission's Department of Public Service is extending its call center helpline hours during this holiday weekend to assist utility customers in storm preparation and restoration efforts.  The Commission's helpline will be available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM today, and 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM on Friday. The Call Center Helpline can be reached by calling 1-800-3...read more
2014-11-26 04:06
If you have to fill up at the gas pump while traveling this holiday weekend, you may notice a lighter burden on your wallet. According to the AAA's weekly Fuel Gauge report, the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Chautauqua County is now down to $3.25 a gallon, about a nickel lower than last week. However, some stations in the area are now closer to the statewide average of $3.19 ...read more
2014-11-26 04:03
A bill sponsored by State Senator Cathy Young that will open more opportunities for broadband expansion in rural areas was recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Young, who chairs the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, says the measure improves the process that certain broadband providers, called Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers, go through to access federal loans design...read more
2014-11-26 03:59
The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Drive is underway in the North County, but last week's lake effect storm has put a dent in donations. That's according to Captain John Merchant of the Salvation Army in Jamestown, who is also running the Dunkirk Salvation Army... [audio:captjohnredkettledriveisbehind.mp3]John Merchant: Red Kettle Drive is behind[/audio] Merchant says they are also in need v...read more
2014-11-26 11:26
Millions of travelers are on their way to grandmother's house for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Local police agencies are urging drivers to play it safe. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says it's a good idea to have a travel plan before heading out. [audio:Geracebigtravelholiday.mp3]Gerace-Have a plan before heading out[/audio] Gerace says there will be a crack down on impaired dr...read more
2014-11-26 08:21
The Resource Center is coordinating U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots drive in Chautauqua County for the 15th straight year.  The goal is to collect enough toys to provide one “stocking stuffer” and one larger gift to every child who is registered to receive assistance through Toys for Tots.  Last year, more than 2,300 children in Chautauqua County received toys...read more
2014-11-26 08:16
A Randolph man has been charged with 2nd degree aggravated harrassment after calling the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center nuermous times using the Emergency 911 system for no legimate reason and not having an emergency.  59-year-old James Fiebelkorn is currently being held in the Cattaragus County Jail in lieu of bail. ...read more
2014-11-26 07:19
Western New York will be missing out on a major storm that is hitting the east coast.  Thanksgiving holiday travelers will want to keep an eye on the latest weather if they are heading east on the Thruway.  Winter weather advisories and warnings are up with predicted snowfall amounts of from 4 to 16 inches in the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys, including 6 to 10 inches in the Capital District...read more
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